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Monthly Archives: July 2019

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Bizarre Traffic Death Prompts Multiple Lawsuits

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

A San Rafael man crashed into a tractor-trailer in his Mercedes. For some reason, the man decided to flee on foot from the scene of the accident. He hopped over a median wall and fell 150 feet to his death. Now, everyone is scratching their head to try to figure out who to sue…. Read More »

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Tiger Woods Wrongful Death Lawsuit Brings Up Questions of Bar Liability

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Golf legend Tiger Woods owns a restaurant in Jupiter that is now being sued in a wrongful death action in which a former employee whose family claims he was an alcoholic drank for three hours after his shift and attempted to drive home. Florida has very clear “dram shop” laws that insulate proprietors of… Read More »

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Death of Older Special-Needs Son Tests Florida’s Wrongful Death Statute

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

A recent death highlighted the need to revisit Florida’s decades-old rule concerning wrongful death lawsuits and medical malpractice. Under the law, a parent may not file a wrongful death action on behalf of a child over the age of 25. This statute (768.21) only applies in cases of medical malpractice. In other words, if… Read More »

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Lawnmower Injuries are on the Rise

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

While Floridians generally have to deal with their lawns all year long, lawnmower season has just begun for our friends to the north. For those with relatively large lawns, the investment in a riding mower is worth the cost. However, there have been a reported “alarming” number of accidents resulting from the reverse gear…. Read More »